Summer 2021 Faculty Update
Highlighting faculty professional activities, including conferences, exhibitions, performances, awards, and publications.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Studies and Writing Eli Anders published “‘So delightful a temporary home’: The Material Culture of Domesticity in Nineteenth-century English Convalescent Institutions” in The Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. He also published a review of Alistair Ritch's book, Sickness in the Workhouse: Poor Law Medical Care in Provincial England, 1834-1914, in the same journal.
Assistant Professor of Psychology Laura Been received a National Institute of Mental Health R15 (AREA) Grant for “Identifying the mechanism by which postpartum estrogen withdrawal impacts mesolimbic brain circuitry and motivated behaviors.”
Associate Professor of Economics Carola Binder gave an invited lecture at the Sound Money Project annual conference. She also was a panelist for a session on central bank independence at the Western Economic Association International Conference. She was a discussant at the International Journal for Central Banking annual conference and at the National Bank of Ukraine Annual Research Conference on "The Policy Toolkit for a World in Flux." She was interviewed about inflation and monetary policy on NPR’s Marketplace. She published "Household Expectations and the Release of Macroeconomic Statistics" in Economics Letters.
Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Comparative Literature Israel Burshatin published a chapter, "'Amor de voluntad'/ 'Love freely given': Homonormativity in Alfonso X, el Sabio's Legislation on Captives," in Queering the Medieval Mediterranean: Transcultural Sea of Sex, Gender, Identity, and Culture (Leiden/ Boston: Brill, 2021), which was edited by Felipe E. Rojas and Peter E. Thompson.
Assistant Professor of Linguistics Jane Chandlee gave an invited talk, “What do we really mean by (non)iterativity?,” at the online North American Phonology Conference. She also co-organized the 15th International Conference on Grammatical Inference, which was also held online.
Associate Professor Lou Charkoudian was part of a multi-institutional team awarded a $25,000 grant entitled "Cottrell Scholar Collaborative as a Bridge for National DEI efforts." She also published a paper in the International Journal of STEM Education called "Quantifying fear of failure in STEM: Modifying and evaluating the performance failure appraisal inventory (PFAI) for use with STEM undergraduates" with co-authors Meredith Henry (Georgia State University), Shayla Shorter (Hofstra University), Jen Heemstra (Emory University), Ben Le (Professor of Psychology at Haverford), and Lisa Corwan (University of Colorado Boulder).
Executive Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship Eric Hartman served as the keynote speaker for the International Conference on Community-based Service-Learning in Borneo, sponsored by Cornell University, the University College of Technology Sarawak, and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.. He presented, “Stuck in the Middle with You: Innovation, Adaptation, and Decolonizing Practices.”
Visiting Instructor of Anthropology Amber Henry participated in a panel discussion to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Kim Butler's historic article, "Defining Diaspora, Refining a Discourse." The event considered the unique moment in which the concept of diaspora was being explored in the early 2000's and changes since then. Henry also published a chapter, “Sovereign Practices of a Women’s Agriculture in San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia: ‘Peanuts taste like heaven to me’ - Prácticas soberanas de la agricultura femenina en San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia: ‘El maní me sabe a cielo’" with Basilia Pérez Márquez in Mapping a New Museum: Politics and Practice of Latin American Research with the British Museum (Routledge UK), which was edited by Laura Osorio Sunnucks and Jago Cooper.
John and Barbara Bush Professor of Natural Sciences and Professor of Physics and Astronomy Suzanne Amador Kane published a paper, "Many ways to land upright: novel righting strategies allow spotted lanternfly nymphs to land on diverse substrates," in Interface, a Journal of the Royal Society. The paper covered her group's research on spotted lanternfly biomechanics with Haverford student co-authors Theo Bien '22 and Luis Contreras-Orendain '21.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Studies Patricia Kelly completed both the Harvard Medical School Global Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program and the Cora Good Shepherd Mediation Training Program.
Associate Professor of Linguistics Brook Lillehaugen won the Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas Award for “Mejor iniciativa formativa desarrollada en 2020 [Best educational initiative developed in 2020]” for Caseidyneën Saën – Aprendemos Juntos: Recursos didácticos sobre zapoteco colonial del Valle (Flores-Marcial et al. 2021). She also gave two invited presentations: “Los verbos posicionales en el zapoteco colonial del valle & una introducción al uso del corpus de textos zapotecos coloniales a través de Ticha” at Seminario Permanente de Análisis de Textos at Universidad Autónoma de México, and “The Ticha Project: Digital Humanities & Infrastructural Interventions. Infrastructural Interventions” at King’s Digital Lab and King’s College Department of Digital Humanities.
Professor of Computer Science Steven Lindell gave a talk, “Traversal-invariant definability & logarithmic-space computation,” at the "Structure Meets Power" workshop at this year's virtual Logic in Computer Science Conference. It featured joint work with Scott Weinstein (University of Pennsylvania) and Siddharth Bhaskar (University of Copenhagen), and described an approach to describing memory-efficient computations entirely in terms of a single elementary graph algorithm commonly known as “breadth-first traversal.”
T. Wistar Brown Professor of Philosophy Danielle Macbeth was the keynote speaker at the conference "Ethics, Practical Reasoning, Agency: Wilfrid Sellars's Practical Philosophy," which was held at Grand Valley State University. Her paper was called "Morality, Tribalism, and Value."
Professor of Physics and Astronomy Karen Masters published "Galaxy Zoo: 3D - Crowd-sourced Bar, Spiral and Foreground Star Masks for MaNGA Target Galaxies" in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. It included work from the senior thesis of Shoaib Shamsi '21. Masters presented results from that paper at the UK National Astronomy Meeting, held (virtually) in Bath in July. She was also, with Visiting Assistant Professor Dave Stark, awarded telescope time at the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, for continued atomic hydrogen, 21cm line observations of galaxies in the MaNGA sample.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Sara Mathieson gave an invited talk, "Adaptive evolutionary inference across human populations using convolutional neural networks," at the Evolution Conference.
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Weiwen Miao attended virtual Joint Statistical Meetings in August, where her co-author Qing Pan gave an invited talk, "One-sided T2 test for assessing the need for an Affirmative Action plan: A reanalysis of the Shea v. Kerry.”
Assistant Professor of Economics and Director of the Microfinance, Impact Investing, and Social Entrepreneurship Programs Shannon Mudd was interviewed by Eve Picker of the investment crowdfunding platform Small Change for her podcast. The podcast focuses on Haverford MI3's unique impact investing program.
Associate Professor of Classics Bret Mulligan gave four talks during the spring and summer. He delivered a paper on “The Jeweled Style in Later Epigram” at The Jeweled Style Revisited Conference, gave a talk at UMASS-Amherst on “Gameplay and Game Development for the Latin Classroom,” and gave two presentations at the American Classical League Annual Conference: “Where Do the Words Lead You? Identifying the Texts that Best Match the Vocabulary in Different Textbooks” and “Touring the Bridge: a Workshop on bridge.haverford.edu."
Professor of Chemistry Alexander Norquist published a paper, “Using automated serendipity to discover how trace water promotes and inhibits lead halide perovskite crystal formation,” in Applied Physics Letters. The paper’s author list includes Philip Nega '16 and Mansoor Nellikkal, a post-doc in his lab.
Fellow for Ethical Global Learning Nora Reynolds was a panelist on a special session, "At the Crossroads of Community Engagement, Ethics, Liberal Education, and Social Responsibility: Community engaged engineering education challenges and opportunities in light of COVID-19," at the American Association of Engineering Education 2021 Conference.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Zainab Saleh published an article, "Precarious Citizens: Iraqi Jews and the Politics of Belonging," in Political and Legal Anthropology Review.
Associate Professor of Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Jill Stauffer published “How to be the crux of a diachronic plot: Levinas, questions and answers, and child soldiering in international law, in four acts” in Levinas Studies.
Douglas and Dorothy Steere Professor of Quaker Studies David Harrington Watt gave a presentation, “Twentieth-Century Quaker History,” at the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists.